Rep. Jody Hice Attempts To Force House Vote On Green New Deal

Hey, if Green New Deal co-sponsor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won’t demand a vote on her own resolution, someone has to

House Republican moves to force vote on Green New Deal

GOP Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) on Wednesday introduced a discharge petition aimed at circumventing Democratic leadership and forcing a vote on the progressive-backed Green New Deal.

Hice, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said he is hoping to gain at least 20 Democratic signatures to reach the 218 needed to utilize the procedural tool.

“I’m not gonna put any Democrats on the spot right now, I’ve had some positive conversations but we’ll see,” Hice told The Hill. “There are 92 Democrats that have co-sponsored the Green New Deal so hopefully some of them will come on board and call for a vote.”

The move is the latest ploy by the GOP to force Democrats to go on the record on a controversial issue — a tactic that could place swing district members on the other side of the aisle in a difficult position.

See? Demanding a vote on legislation introduced by people’s whose job it is to vote on things is a “ploy”. Despite AOC constantly yammering about how awesome it is, Cult of Climastrology writers squeeing over it, heck, some saying it needs to be even bigger!

Ocasio-Cortez and other backers of the House resolution have not called for a floor vote and have instead said it’s messaging focused and was never meant to be passed.

She has called Republican plans a political maneuver.

“This is very similar, this is a mirroring tactic to what [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell [R-Ky.] was doing in the Senate. To not hold a single hearing just shows that they aren’t taking this problem seriously,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Hill.

OK, so when is she going to call for hearings on it? And do we really need them? You can read it in full in a couple of minutes. Perhaps take 10 to fully understand it.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said he would support Democrats in the House employing similar efforts as their Senate counterparts and voting present if Republicans successfully forced a Green New Deal vote.

“I think the best strategy is to call it for what it is, a ‘got you’ deal, and ignore it,” said Grijalva.

So, wait, forcing Democrats to vote on resolutions they introduced and say the support is a “gotcha”? Huh.

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8 Responses to “Rep. Jody Hice Attempts To Force House Vote On Green New Deal”

  1. Kye says:

    “So, wait, forcing Democrats to vote on resolutions they introduced and say the support is a “gotcha”? Huh.”

    Yeah, I’m not following that either. How is it “gotcha” to vote on your own resolution? Either vote or shut up.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Kye typed “… vote or shut up”.

      That makes no sense. Politics is the art of persuasion and compromise. They will call for a vote when they think they have a crafted a bill worth voting on. Duh.

      You may not have heard, but the Dems won the House. So the Freedom Cockus can pound sand.

      • Kye says:

        Okay, then don’t vote dumbass. Let it hang over you like the sword of Damocles. I really do’t care if the Democrats do anything. In fact America is better off when they don’t.

        BTW, in this REPUBLIC when one party wins the other party does not lose all their rights. I know you’d love to lock us up or shoot us but fortunately it’s not a democracy so a vote of 50%+1 does not form a dictatorship. You on the left seem to think when you lose the horror should never end and when you win nobody else gets a say. I take that as a threat to my freedom which you all are.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Kye,

          You always respond violently. Why is that? Are you that frustrated?

          You claim you don’t care, yet you commented on it (as did Teach).

          If you haven’t noticed the new “take no prisoners” attitude in American politics, you haven’t been paying attention. It’s why presidents now use Executive Orders willy-nilly. It’s why a nascent tyrant like Trump defies Congress and the courts at every turn. As our Congress becomes more and more populated with extra-mainstreamists (Freedom Cockus vs Social Democrats) the likelihood of compromise decreases and is now approaching zero.

          Comprehensive immigration reform? Not going to happen. We could greater reduce illegal immigration with increased enforcement, Central American aid, a clear asylum program AND also resolve the DACA issue and recognize and accept the millions of illegal immigrants who have been here for years. Not going to happen.

          Same with global warming, healthcare, 2nd Amendment… Return to your corners and come out fighting!

          We no longer view each other as libs and cons… now we’re neoNazis vs commies.

          I don’t want to lock you up or shoot you (that’s common Con Man projection), but I urge conservatives to tell the truth.

          • formwiz says:

            If you haven’t noticed the new “take no prisoners” attitude in American politics, you haven’t been paying attention. It’s why presidents now use Executive Orders willy-nilly. It’s why a nascent tyrant like Trump defies Congress and the courts at every turn.

            Ah, no, that was your little towel boy.

            Trump has yet to ignore a court order.

            As our Congress becomes more and more populated with extra-mainstreamists (Freedom Cockus vs Social Democrats) the likelihood of compromise decreases and is now approaching zero.

            Freedom Caucus is the mainstream. It’s the little Commies on your side that hold things up.

            We could greater reduce illegal immigration with increased enforcement, Central American aid, a clear asylum program AND also resolve the DACA issue and recognize and accept the millions of illegal immigrants who have been here for years. Not going to happen

            No, because every time there’s a “compromise”, the Lefties always bully their way through in reconciliation. And they’re not immigrants, they’re illegal aliens.

            BTW Trump gave Chuckie and Pelosi Galore a shot at “resolving the DACA issue” and they wanted no part of it.

            Same with global warming, healthcare, 2nd Amendment… Return to your corners and come out fighting!

            Since you persist in pushing positions based on lies, we take the only position available.

            We no longer view each other as libs and cons… now we’re neoNazis vs commies.

            There haven’t been any Liberals since Hubert Humphrey. You guys have been Commies since Dr Spock walked up Telegraph Hill arm in arm with Stokeley Carmichael.

            So it’s Americans vs Commies instead of Americans vs Liberals.

            I don’t want to lock you up or shoot you (that’s common Con Man projection)

            Of course you do. That’s the Commie Way. At least until the gulags are built.

            but I urge conservatives to tell the truth.

            We do. That’s why you hate us.

      • formwiz says:

        Politics is the art of persuasion and compromise. They will call for a vote when they think they have a crafted a bill worth voting on. Duh.

        No, they’ll vote when they think they have the votes to carry it.

        And Lefties don’t believe in persuasion and compromise. They bully their way through with lies and accusations.

        You may not have heard, but the Dems won the House

        You may not have heard, but not all the Dems in the House have gone completely insane. A lot know this bill is suicide.

        Duh.

  2. Mangoldielocks says:

    Ive said before that probably the worst thing that could have happened to the democrats is to win back the house in 2018. Now they have all kinds of stuff they have to support in the 2020’s.

    In addition This is a huge one that is not only dividing the country it is dividing the Democratic party with the Corporatist elites rebelling and the progressive communists.

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